Melville Towers
New Bedford, MA - 02740

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Melville Towers

850 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA - 02740
(508) 993-3077


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Melville Towers is a HUD Apartment. HUD residents usually pay 30% of their gross income for rent. The rent amount, less approved HUD deductions such as medical and child care expenses, and other allowances, includes a utility allowance. HUD Residents also may choose to pay what is known as flat rent. The HACC works with applicants to determine which rent arrangement is best for them. Melville Towers is a Family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (Housing and Urban Development Division). Contact Melville Towers for complete details on the current vacancies and housing applications.

Note: Apartments may not have openings or may have long waiting lists. Call for complete details.

Type: One Bedroom Available
Type: Two Bedroom Available


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2018-09-25 14:29:57 Most apartments are subsidized. If you do not comply with the office staff rules they threaten to charge you market rent.
2019-08-19 08:41:55 Subsidized 30% of your income if you qualify, Market Rent if you do not.


Do you know any waiting list details? Let us know..
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Date Added User Response
2019-08-19 08:41:55 There is a 'Waiting List'. It moves rather fast. People are moving in-and-out all the time.


Are these apartments safe? Please let us know details.
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2018-09-25 14:29:57 They have a big drug issue that is why they now employ new bedford police to watch the front desk.
2019-08-19 08:41:55 The New Bedford Police (City) are stationed in the Lobby in the early evening, I haven't seen them still 'on-duty' late at night or early morning.


Are Pets allowed? Please let us know any details.
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2018-09-25 14:29:57 Yes they allow any pets of any size. Just depends on if the office staff likes you or not. They say pets must be 15 lbs or less but ive seen dogs up to 50 lbs. Pets must not walk in corriders or elevators. But very few tenents follow these rules. The dogs urinate in the elevators and hallways running free.
2019-08-19 08:41:55 Yes. They bark and cry.


Which utilities are included in the rent?
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Date Added User Response
2019-08-19 08:41:55 Electricity, if you install your own air-conditioner, a fee is added to the rent every month, even in the winter.


Are you familiar with this location? What is your opinion of it?
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Date Added User Response
2019-08-19 08:41:55 It's Downtown, drugs and crime.


Have you had any experience with the office personnel? How were they?
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Date Added User Response
2019-08-19 08:41:55 They are nice if they like you, NOT if they don't. They have their 'Favorites'.







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Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2019 - effective January 2019
Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.
1 $12,490
2 $16,910
3 $21,330
4 $25,750
5 $30,170
6 $34,590
7 $39,010
8 $43,430

*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.


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